Henry Montherlant (1895-1972) published his war memoir, Dirge for the Dead of Verdun, in 1924. A review for Readersfavorite.com
In this book the author bluntly portrays the post dramatic stress syndrome that in our day is frequently mentioned yet not fully understood by those who have never been in a battle or seen the horrors of war. Many of us donâ€™t know what post dramatic stress syndromeÂ was or how to help the soldiers to adapt to a civilian life after the war. Many who didnâ€™t go to war criticize the soldiers and even call them monsters, which I am sure feels like a stab in the back after the sacrifice they rendered on behalf of those who now were calling them names.
The book also goes about telling us the authorâ€™s feeling after (more…)